So, this is my not-so-triumphant return. I've been in exile, the victim of a combination of poor judgment on my part and intolerant elected officials who take offense to opinions that differ with their own.
There was a story in Wednesday’s Frederick News-Post about fundraising for the only election that matters: county executive. The sheriff’s race has come to matter; the mother of the Ethan Saylor wants anyone in, except Chuck Jenkins.
Let me start with a disclaimer. If the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision shouldn’t have conferred the rights of “individuals” to corporation, then unions don’t get the rights of “individuals” either.
I’m with fellow TheTentacle.com columnist Harry Covert. I’ve joined his self-imposed summer election hiatus without even knowing it. My signs aren’t back up yet, not until the end of Labor Day. We definitely needed a break.
Take away the spin. Take away the politics. What if it weren’t an election but rather an executive search? What decision would a corporate hiring team make about Jan Gardner as an executive director candidate with the information currently in hand? Hugh Gordon speculates.
Examine well that Pig in the Poke before you buy ... or cast your ballot in November’s General Election.
Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – There are two worlds here in Borneo. The one is of everyday life, in which people go to work or school, live in kampongs or longhouses, and paddle the boats up the river practicing for the races. This is the earth you and I are familiar with; the living, breathing and dying of humankind.
A self-imposed muzzle prevents any dedicated name-calling, fact-based or otherwise until after next Monday. Then it may become open combat regarding county-wide races for the executive, council members and the other competitions.
It turns out the quote is from Albert Einstein: “The important thing is not stopping questions.”
The Frederick County Teachers Association (FCTA) has been known for years for their ability to access state funds to endorse candidates in Frederick County. They seem to be willing to do anything in order to gain the seats needed by controlling local elections for the county’s Board of Education.